“‘These types of messages in this climate have the capacity to do enormous public health harm,'” Miles said of why he made the offer. ‘The woman, assuming she exists, put this claim into the public domain and it’s an extremely serious claim and it deserves to be analyzed.'”…

Ed Rollins, who advised Bachmann’s campaign through the summer, said she should take it back.

“She made a mistake,” Rollins said on MSNBC. “The quicker she admits she made a mistake and moves on, the better she is.”